Health & Wellness, Spiritual, Uncategorized

The BEST Way To Start Your Day (It’s not with coffee:-))

The best way to give your day a boost isn’t by drinking a cup of coffee. Yes, I said it! We drink coffee for that beautiful caffeine pick up and it puts such a huge smile on our faces right? Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a cup of coffee occasionally.

What I found to be better than coffee in the morning was delicious, mouth-watering fruit! When I stopped running to the store in the mornings, I began drinking smoothies. When I didn’t have time for smoothies, I started to pick up fruit. I usually would eat a banana in the a.m. with an apple or an orange. However, things started to change when I would pick up a ripe mangoes, darkened strawberries, blackberries and prickly pears. I started to notice how I would get the same “happy feeling” I would get while drinking a cup of coffee.

Coffee stimulates the neurotransmitter dopamine in our bodies. This simply means that it releases a sensation that is makes us feel as if we’re in the best state of our lives at that very moment. Several illegal drugs have been created with dopamine in mind so it can be as highly addictive as coffee. As we can see, they did succeed with this idea.

Sweet fruits on the other hand are similar to coffee causing some amazing effects! They have been linked to making us feel happier and more satisfied. From my personal experience, fruit is strong enough to make us happy while eliminating any sugar cravings. A while back, I really had a taste for a piece of candy. There was a storm going on outside so I had to wait for the storm to pass before I would go to the store. I had some mangoes that were ripe and ready to eat. So I sliced a mango. While eating this mango, I went from being a bit irritable about going to the store to a happy camper. It was the best satisfying natural snack I’ve had! This fruit completely eliminating my sweet tooth. From that moment on, I made it my bet interest to keep fruit handy at all times. This is what helped me lose 30 pounds :-).

Fruit is also known for raising our mood and making us feel as if we’re doing a great deal to our bodies. This is a feeling is a fact, because we are electric beings. As long as we breathe oxygen and our hearts beat, we are alive. We need alive foods to feed our temple and give us the best fulfilled life while we are on this planet physically.

When we consume meat, pasta, sugar and other products sold as food on a continuous basis, we are harming our body and telling it this: Body you are a trash can. You are not a temple. This is indeed the opposite, because our body is our temple. It is our responsibility to feed it properly so it can thrive.

Love yourself & eat more fruit! You’ll thank me later ❤

 

Caffeine source: phsychologytoday.com

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Health & Wellness, Mompreneur, Uncategorized

Why You Should Eat Little To No Corn & Soy Products

Soy and corn are very popular and used for many food products, but they aren’t as safe as some may believe. Here are reasons why I eat little to no corn and soy products.

Corn used to be my favorite veggie! It’s huge, bright yellow, really sweet and I loved it! I rarely ever eat corn, because it’s a GMO. I was beyond disappointed to know my love, the corn on the cob wasn’t real anymore. It is grown with harmful pesticides that can damage our bodies. Corn wasn’t naturally gigantic in size. This indicates growth hormones have been used for a long time. It’s sweet, because of added sugars. Synthetic sugar isn’t recognized in the body. Sugar stores fat in the body. These were more than enough reasons to let go of my corn.

Soy on the other hand is a man made invention just like many other foods, animals, and so forth. When I gave up dairy milk four years ago, I started to drink soy milk. I met a lady  who warned me about drinking soy and how it affects the female body. Soy has added estrogen which comes from certain plants. From my research, the resources have made claims that it doesn’t harm women. I personally decided not to take that chance anymore. There’s so much that throws our hormones off balance that I refused to take a gamble with soy. Soy is also known to have been present in certain paint products. Some also have made claims that soy is strong enough to change someone’s sexual orientation. I stopped eating tofu, I changed my buttery spreads to soy free and no longer use soy sauce. I read just about every label on my products before I make purchases, because I’m aware of my temple and treat it special.

If you’ve wondered about these two “foods” I hope this information is helpful to you.

 

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Health & Wellness, Motherhood, Uncategorized

2 Natural Sweeteners You’ll Love

textgram_1502232859[1]It’s hard to find a natural sweetener that taste good, dissolves easily, healthy and doesn’t have a horrible after taste. There are so many so called alternative ‘sweeteners’ on the market that promise they are the best. Yeah right! I’m here to tell you about 2 natural sweeteners that doesn’t need help to be delicious! They are safe to use as much as you like, naturally created by Mother nature itself and can be used in countless ways! How do I know this? I’ve been using these 2 ingredients since I’ve started my meatless journey close to a year ago! I use them for like everything sweet!

What’s the first natural sweetener that has nothing to do with the addictive sugar cane or its deadly alternatives?

ITS ORGANIC AGAVE NECTAR!

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Agave Nectar is the best of the best of the best when it comes to a sugar substitute! In my home, we substitute it for everything! We use it on…

Pancakes and waffles, steel oats & grits, tea, coffee, sweet sauces, lemonade, etc. We use Agave in everything! I no longer by syrup, sugar or anything that isn’t going to benefit our heath.

The 2nd natural sweetener is ORGANIC DRIED DATES!

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Dates are so delicious and are great to add sweetness to desserts, smoothies, ice cream, oatmeal or whatever else you like sweet! Unlike Agave Nectar, dates look similar to prunes. They also have a huge seed right in the center that can’t be chewed or swallowed. After removing the seeds from this fruit, it can be chopped up and added to whatever you like! It can also be shredded in a blender. I love to add this to our home made banana ice cream, and home made smoothies! This fruit is so sweet and actually has a nutty flavor. If you haven’t tried this natural fruit, you must give it a try!

So why would I recommend these two foods over everything for sweetness? These two are still natural! Most of our foods aren’t food. They cause harm our temples unlike foods that are grown and prepared in their natural state.

 

 

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Health & Wellness, Motherhood, Uncategorized

3 Reasons Why My Twelve Year Old Son Became Vegan & No Longer Eats Candy

One thing I love about being a parent is that I can watch my children grow into their personalities and support their decisions. This includes setting standards for what they want out of life. When I was a child, I loved candy. As an adult, I still eat it from time to time. I grew up being rewarded for eating candy. My 12 year old son, Jordan feels totally different about this and I’m a proud Mama to see his growth and wise choices.

Since Jordan was a toddler, I’ve always monitored how much candy him and his brother’s can eat. People used to think I was crazy, because my boys would only eat candy on Fridays. Now he’s old enough to make his own decisions on this matter. Jordan still enjoys baked treats occasionally,  but no longer eats candy. After sitting down chatting with him about this decision, these are the main three reasons why my son stopped eating candy.

#1 Many Candies are GMOs

#2 Eating Candy is Unhealthy & Causes Excessive Mucus

 #3 Controls Your Mood & Highly Addictive

After Jordan read the label on a pack of peanut M&Ms, he were surprised to see the packaging that was labeled, ” partially produced with genetic engineering.” From that moment, along with our lifestyle changes, Jordan vow to not eat candy again. Its been 4 months since he made this decision. 

Jordan is Vegan, because of…

“Health benefits, easier to stay physically active, influence of my mom, I love animals and nature, animals are innocent, I don’t like cheese and we don’t drink dairy milk so this part was easy. We can be creative in the kitchen, Vegan meals are feeling and taste great.”

Supporting your child’s decisions to be Vegetarian or Vegan can really help improve their self esteem. Live a healthier lifestyle and be a great role model in health for your children.

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